Stuck In Your WIP – Try Taking Your Own Hero’s Journey

Photo by Leah Kelley from Pexels When is the last time you went on a journey? We often write our characters through a journey, with obstacles and reactions. Experiencing them for ourselves gives us a better reference to write them. The mundane of every day can often leave us out of touch with our characters, … Continue reading Stuck In Your WIP – Try Taking Your Own Hero’s Journey

#50PreciousWords – A New Mission

Kidlit contests are a great excuse for some butt in chair time. This year I promised myself that I would only enter a select few. Right away I knew that Vivian Kirkfield’s #50preciouswords had to be one of them. The challenge is to write a story using 50 words or less that is appropriate for … Continue reading #50PreciousWords – A New Mission

NEW YEAR’S EVE IS FOR SPARKLES – Susanna Hill Holiday Contest Entry

The holidays are here and that means *drum roll* yup, another writing contest. Are you sick of these yet? I hope not because I love a good contest. And who doesn’t love a little holiday cheer. Today’s holiday story is brought to you by Susanna Hill’s Holiday Contest. The task: Write a children’s holiday story … Continue reading NEW YEAR’S EVE IS FOR SPARKLES – Susanna Hill Holiday Contest Entry

PB Boost – The Little Ghost Who Lost Her Boo! and A Rollicking Read Aloud Tip From Tammi Sauer

I know that we are a week and a half past Halloween but after watching Tammi Sauer’s wonderful webinar with The Writing Barn on Writing A Rollicking Read Aloud that I just had to break it down. During the webinar, a masterclass really, Tammi went over seven ways to help create a good read-aloud. One … Continue reading PB Boost – The Little Ghost Who Lost Her Boo! and A Rollicking Read Aloud Tip From Tammi Sauer